December 06, 2008
So, this weekend I'm at L'Italiana's house and I decided to do a comparison between my caveman diet of the last week and what I used to eat. I like science.
Last week, I was a LOT better than usual at the primitive plan. I did eat out three times and had a few things (alcoholic beverages, one hamburger patty, etc.) that I oughtn't to have had, but by and large I did very well what with having cooked my lunches in advance with healthy stuff and cooking my own breakfast, too.
Well, what have I eaten here?
Last night, I ate half a pizza and today I had Chic-fil-A complete with waffle fries and sugarys BBQ sauce finished off with a DELICIOUS peppermint and chocolate chip milk shake.
It was AWESOME. So delicious.
About an hour later, I wanted to curl up in a ball and die.
I haven't talked much here about my general digestive stress because even I have some sense of propriety about these things and I know no one is interested in a blog about poop and farts.
I wouldn't say I have irritable bowel syndrome, but from time to time my body responds violently to things I've eaten. I've never quite put my finger on exactly what sets things off, but it is very, very unpleasant. This started in college and I'd simply learned to live with it.
Well, since I started eating like a caveman all of that stopped happening. Everything was proceding very comfortably and what I imagine is normal for people.
WELL. Peppermint milkshakes are not on the caveman diet for a good reason, I see now. And, yes, I do blame the milkshake.
I still feel kind of yucky and blah, but I am now convinced that I need to get back on my regular eating plan STAT. Say what you will about cavemen, but now that I know this condition can be avoided, I think the alternative is barbaric.
Posted by: Inspector at December 06, 2008 11:41 PM (80+F1)
Posted by: Andrew Baker at December 07, 2008 12:28 AM (bVVsH)
As for the ground beef, it's not a major deviation at all. It's a long story, but I have a personal categorization of foods, "clean" and "dirty," which isn't meant to imply evaluation, but I feel like I need certain amounts of each and the hamburger was too much in the "dirty" direction.
Apart from the likelihood of the hamburger not being made of the best meat, being mixed with some unsavory fats, I don't think the hamburger is really a deviation from the primal plan.
Posted by: Flibbert at December 07, 2008 10:50 PM (xzhy1)
I used to have a boyfriend who even refused to buy ground beef in the store. He ground his own with a meat grinder attachment on his KitchenAid. Then again, this was a guy that scrubbed every single pot with metal cleaner after using it (in addition to washing with detergent) and folded into perfect flat squares every single plastic shopping bag. A mite anal retentive.
Posted by: Monica at December 08, 2008 12:00 PM (sBhdi)
I just prefer my red meat to be in big chunks rather than lots of little pieces mushed into convenient shapes.
Posted by: Flibbertigibbet at December 08, 2008 01:14 PM (ErOeR)
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